JULY 2015, DIDO & AENEAS
Our last summer course propJUosed an ambitious project: to stage a production of Henry Purcell’s operatic masterpiece ‘Dido and Aeneas’. It was a full- immersion course lasting a week with performances on the eighth and ninth days. Although there was daily technical training (using theapproach devised by Prof. Lajos Szamosi), there was full daily schedules of music calls, acting and stage rehearsals to prepare for the performances. For the full video recording of our performance, please visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SmHHYDq9f7Q
A culmination of our last Course In Early Music
(in July 2016, Czech Republic) were 3 performances of opera La Dafne. Wexford based dirrector Heather Hadrill and James Gray as a musical dirrector (Italy) made a brilliant job again. 6 singers from Wexford took a part at the opera this year.